Jacie Jermier a 2015 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Sept. 3, 2015
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – Marquette redshirt senior Jacie Jermier has been named one of 30 women’s soccer candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award and the lone women’s representative from the BIG EAST Conference, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.
Jermier, a midfielder and defender, was a 2014 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection and is a team co-captain in 2015. The McFarland, Wisconsin native holds a 3.5 cumulative grade point average as a biomedical sciences major with a minor in biological sciences and is a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection. She is also a member of the national student-athlete honor society, Chi Alpha Sigma, and is scheduled to graduate this December.
Former MU women’s soccer players Ally Miller (2012) and Natalie Kulla (2011) were Senior CLASS Award finalists, while Kerry McBride (2011) and Katie Miller (2009) were also on previous preseason watch lists.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Of the 60 men’s and women’s candidates, 25 have grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher, four are returning All-Americans and eight are on the preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which recognizes the top player in collegiate soccer. Outside of academics and athletics, all candidates also have been consistently involved in community service on their campus or in their communities.
Each of the two candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2015 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in December.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
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